Mussoorie, September 12
The BJP sounded the bugle for the Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll by organising a two-day review meeting of the state BJP Schedule Caste Front (Anusuchit Jati Morcha) working committee that was attended by the bigwigs of the party in Mussoorie today.
The two-day convention has been organised with an objective to galvanise party workers and review the role of the state BJP Scheduled Caste Front for the forthcoming Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll and determine a convincing victory for the party.
The two-day review meeting was attended by former Chief Minister BC Khanduri, national president, BJP Schedule Caste Front, Dushyant Kumar Gautam, former Cabinet Minister Khajan Das, state BJP president Bishan Singh Chufal, SC/ST Commsion president Suresh Rathore, MLA, Mussoorie, Ganesh Joshi, Chaman Lal, MLA, Jaageshwar, Ram Das, MLA, Ghansali Bhim Lal Arya, Amrit Lal Nagar and Geeta Thakur.
The BJP candidate for the Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll, Maharani Raj Laksmi, was introduced to the party workers here.
The BJP leaders, addressing the gathering, said that the party had always looked after the interests of the people belonging to the Scheduled Castes and fought for their cause at every available forum in the state. On the other hand, the present Congress government had used them as merely a vote bank and the people from the community now had understood the ‘misleading tactics’ adopted by the Congress, and would give a befitting reply to the Congress in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls from Tehri constituency by voting for the BJP candidate in large numbers.
Former Chief Minister BC Khanduri, speaking on the occasion, said that the people of the country were fed up with the ‘corrupt’ Congress government at the Centre along with its six-month rule in the state. The state government had lost the faith of the people with its ‘anti-people decisions’ taken in the past six months. The government employees’ agitation was indicative of such policies in the state which had brought the state functioning to a standstill.
He said the ministers and the MLAs in the government were up in arms against it's own government leading to anarchy in the state. Khanduri further stated that people of the state were fed up with the issues of corruption, namely coal scam, 2G Spectrum scam and had made up their minds to teach the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre a lesson by voting in favour of the BJP in forthcoming polls.
Khanduri affirmed that the BJP victory in the bypoll would sound the death-knell for the Congress, leading to a clean sweep for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Maharani Raj Lakshmi, member of the royal family and the candidate for the Tehri bypoll, was respected and had a direct link with the people of the constituency.
He also said that the homecoming of Munna Singh Chauhan was the turning point, which will help the party to win the seat with a convincing margin.
The state president, Bishan Singh Chufal, speaking on the occasion said that the Congress had failed on all fronts at the Centre as well as the state and the presnt standoff between the government employees and the government was a living example of it. He also said that the Congress government in the state was bent upon dividing society by misleading the employees from both general and reserved categories.
Chufal assured that the BJP was united this time and would not repeat its mistakes of the past, thus ensuring victory in the Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll.
The state BJP president of the Scheduled Caste Front, Ajay Tamta, said that the district heads of the front also shared their views in the session that carried on till late evening and pledged to provide complete support to the candidate for the Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll.
The BJP candidate from Tehri Lok Sabha, Maharani Raj Lakshmi, speaking on the occasion said that it was important for BJP to win the Tehri Lok Sabha poll as it would send a clear message to the Congress that people would not tolerate any act of corruption in the country.
The party leaders in unison said that the mistakes of the Sitarganj Assembly elections will not be repeated during the Lok Sabha poll and BJP would emerge victorious from Tehri.
Senior BJP leaders Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Munna Singh Chauhan will also attend the meeting tomorrow.
Municipal Council president OP Uniyal, Dinesh Badoni, Vijay Ramola and others were present on the occasion.

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